The symptoms of a bad compensator are a loud clang at start up, trouble shifting into first or neutral and a sound like gravel in the front of the primary around 2200 RPM. But, the only way to know for sure that you have this problem is to pull the primary cover off and look.
How long does Harley compensator last?
With the unmodified SE comp, you should get at least 10,000 to 15,000 miles of trouble free operation, much improved from the previous compensator.
What does a Harley Davidson compensator do?
The intention of the compensator is to smooth out the rough pulses that the engine creates under certain load situations (think about when you lug the engine and it bucks back and forth) and prevent them from being transmitted through the drivetrain.
How do you remove the compensator on a Harley Davidson?
We often use a tire spoon that has been cut to match the length of the factory tool. Now, with the drive locked and the Harley compensator sprocket bolt heated, use a breaker bar with a T-70 torx to break loose and remove the compensator bolt. After the bolt is removed, remove the rest of the compensator assembly.
What year did Harley upgrade the compensator?
I don’t have all the facts on hand right now because I am on the road but I believe that 2011 was the first year HD switched to SE compensator sprocket in the Road Glides with the 103 engine and made it standard equipment in all of the 2012 touring models.
What does a compensator Eliminator do?
The Compensator Eliminator Sprocket eliminates slipping, reduces noise, and improves the starting and starter life of the motorcycle. It reduces spinning weight by 4.8 lbs. and is designed to fit 07-15 Big Twin models and 2006 Dyna. It has been machined from 4140 heat-treated steel and is made in the USA.
How does a Harley compensator sprocket work?
What Does It Do? The compensator sprocket dampens (reduces) torsional vibration created by the crankshaft so it is not transmitted through the drivetrain causing rider discomfort and premature component wear.
What size is the compensator nut on a Harley Davidson?
the factory compensator bolt is 13/16″ socket and the new baker compensator kit bolt is a 1 1/2″ socket so all worked out good,now its time to ride,thanks again for the info guys.
How do I install Screaming Eagle compensator?
What kind of fluid goes in a Harley primary?
You actually have a couple of choices for the primary drive. The optimum product would be Mobil 1 Racing™ 4T 10W-40 motorcycle oil, but it is also okay to use Mobil 1™ V-Twin 20W-50.
What is a primary cover?
Primary Cover — the policy that responds first to an insured loss, either on a first dollar basis or after allowing for a deductible. When the primary coverage limits are paid, any remaining loss is covered by whatever excess layer of insurance may be in place.
Are Harleys standard or metric?
Retired citizen. There’s both SAE and metric fasteners on Harleys unless ya go way back . Starter , brake and some fork fasteners to mention a few .